With approximately 1,200 pathways from community colleges to Arizona’s public universities, the synergistic relationship between these institutions of higher learning is increasingly important.

Pathways programs ensure a seamless transfer of credits from Arizona’s community colleges to our universities.

During the 2015-16 academic year, 10,807 students transferred from Arizona community colleges to Arizona’s public universities – a 10.9 percent increase over the past five years. Approximately 50 percent of new transfer students graduate with a bachelor’s within three years of transferring while an additional 20 percent graduate in the next three years.

As part of its strategic plan, the Arizona Board of Regents measures growth in undergraduate degrees that are awarded in four years to Arizona community college transfer students.